Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a range of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you're able to add some content to various pages in your site and change it simply by updating just one text file. You are able to furthermore add the output of distinctive scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file show on your website. This shall allow you to add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your visitors and giving it a far more professional visual appearance. It will likewise be much easier to update this content compared to updating every static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that contain the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
As our custom cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to utilize this function with any of the shared website hosting plans that we offer you and add dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI can be activated for every specific domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't need to turn into a developer for that as the needed code may be copied from the Help post we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this function for your website, it is important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your website lead to the updated names.